Mega Food Park in Odisha’s Rayagada to provide jobs to 2124 persons

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New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The MITS Mega Food Park Ltd in Rayagada, Odisha will provide direct and indirect employment to 2124 persons.

A total of 42 Mega Food Parks (MFPs) were envisaged by the Government. As per the scheme guidelines, each fully operational Mega Food Park will provide direct/indirect employment to about 5000 persons.

The Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) has become a component of the new Central Sector Umbrella Scheme– Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY).

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) to create modern infrastructure for the food processing industries since 2008.

The Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) aims at providing modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market.

The Ministry has accorded final approval to 37 MFPs in 23 States/UTs which are under various stages of implementation. Of this, 19 MFPs are operational.

The scheme of Mega Food Park has the primary objective of providing modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market.

The primary objective of the MFPS is to provide modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market. It will include the creation of processing infrastructure near the farm, transportation, logistics, and centralized processing centres.

The scheme provides for a capital grant at the rate of 50 per cent of the project cost (excluding land cost) in general areas and at the rate of 75 per cent of the project cost (excluding land cost) in difficult and hilly areas i.e. North East Region including Sikkim, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and ITDP notified areas of the States subject to a maximum of Rs 50 crore per project.

The requirement of land for establishing the CPC is a minimum of 50 acres either by purchase or on the lease of at least 75 years for the Central Processing Centre of the Mega Food Park.

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